DARJEELING, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Solo Tour Guides
To fully appreciate Darjeeling and West Bengal you need to book a Solo Tour Guide, your personal local friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Solo Tour Guide is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Prem is a physiotherapist by profession. He loves to travel and is confident with meeting new people. Prem believes his homeland of West Bengal should belong to one of the seven wonders of the world. He can’t wait to offer you his services as a guide to show you what Siliguri and the neighbouring areas really has to offer. In addition, he is always polite, smiling and very willing to explore new foods and cultures with you.
Prem is 31 years old and covid vaccinated. He does not smokes and speaks English, Hindi, Nepali, Bangla and Punjabi.
Total cost for the guide services of Prem for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Prem after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Prem for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Prem after his services. Total 55 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
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Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Located 2 hours north of Siliguri is the famous city of Darjeeling. It is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2,000 metres. Obviously as the name suggests, it is well known for its tea plantations. In addition, it has incredible views of the world’s third-highest mountain, Kangchenjunga, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
In 1878, Franklin Prestage of the Eastern Bengal Railway, had a vision to build a rail link between the hills of Darjeeling and the plains. He pointed out how a railway could substantially reduce the cost of transporting tea and rice.
It is about 88 km and climbs from about 100 metres above sea level at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres at Darjeeling.
Six diesel locomotives handle most of the service, with daily tourist trains from Darjeeling to Ghum, which is India’s highest railway.
World Heritage Status
UNESCO world Heritage Committee added the DHR as a world Heritage site in 1999 stating the following reasons:
An outstanding example of an innovative transportation system which serves as a model for similar developments in many parts of the world. The development of railways in the 19th century had a profound influence on many parts of the world.
The DHR is famous for many reasons such as being a gateway to the spectacular Himalayas.
The Kangchenjunga is a mountain in the Himalaya range. Moreover it is one of the 14 mountains that are more than 8,000 metres above sea level. Indeed with an elevation of 8,586 m. Kangchenjunga is the third highest, after Mount Everest (8,850 m) and K2 (8,611 m).
The Kangchenjunga has five peaks. Since the first ascent in 1955, only 243 climbers have reached the top of Kangchenjunga. Meanwhile during the same time period 4,500 persons reached the top of Everest.
In conclusion, West Bengal has a lot to offer and much more. Book a Solo Tour Guide, your local private friendly tour guide to show you around.
He will look after your safety and welfare at all times. Indeed you will discover places that the average tourist would not find on their own. West Bengal has a lot of hidden gems, ready for your discovery.
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